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Old 22-03-2010, 18:30   #1
dovboy
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shogun warrior 3.2 did question for the techs

i have a 3.2 did warrior(2003).

i noticed that there was an oil leak(very small) coming from around the oil filter possibly the pipe from the block next to it(breather?).

it was booked into my local garage to have this looked at and a couple of other things done.

with the oil leak very light i said my wife could keep using it but to keep an eye on the dash lights.

note,the oil is on the max but is due a change soon.

the problem...

when my wife came into the drive tonight the red oil warning light flickered.

now in my experience(with tuned cars)this is never a good sign but i have been told that it could be something as simple as a pressure switch.

i dont know if its connected to the leak problem but i thought i would ask here tonight before i call in the morning.

any help would be greatfully recieved
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Old 22-03-2010, 18:34   #2
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i have a 3.2 did warrior(2003).

i noticed that there was an oil leak(very small) coming from around the oil filter possibly the pipe from the block next to it(breather?).

it was booked into my local garage to have this looked at and a couple of other things done.

with the oil leak very light i said my wife could keep using it but to keep an eye on the dash lights.

note,the oil is on the max but is due a change soon.

the problem...

when my wife came into the drive tonight the red oil warning light flickered.

now in my experience(with tuned cars)this is never a good sign but i have been told that it could be something as simple as a pressure switch.

i dont know if its connected to the leak problem but i thought i would ask here tonight before i call in the morning.

any help would be greatfully recieved
It may well be a pressure switch fault best get it in to be checked
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Old 22-03-2010, 18:36   #3
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leak

it"ll be the oil pressure switch thats leaking-common on the did my one was gubbed
get the switch changed when doing oil/filter as the filter has to come off to get to the switch
it wasnt just the level light that came on was it
if you suspect pressure loss dont run the engine at all
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Old 22-03-2010, 18:38   #4
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i'm in fife myself tony,do you work for mitsubishi?
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Old 22-03-2010, 18:44   #5
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and thanks for the rapid response guys
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Old 22-03-2010, 19:23   #6
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no i dont work for them-just owned plenty lol
is it filling the undertray with oil,visible on the o/s of the block-if so its the pressure switch
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Old 22-03-2010, 19:32   #7
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no i dont work for them-just owned plenty lol
is it filling the undertray with oil,visible on the o/s of the block-if so its the pressure switch
not filling the undertry that i know of but the block on the o/s is dirty with oil.
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Old 22-03-2010, 19:53   #8
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there was a problem with the shoguns oil level sensor reading low(flicking on and off) so check which oil light came on. the fix for this is a new dipstick due to them not wanting to pay the labour on fitting new sumps. it reads higher not really a fix but some sort of a cure.

most likey if you have a oil leak from near the filter area is the oil pressure switch. as tony says its a oil filter off job. the hose you can see in that area is the turbo oil return to the sump.

when you call ask them if your car has any outstanding service campains on it.
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Old 22-03-2010, 20:18   #9
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thanks for the input motointrest,put my mind at ease for tonight anyway,i will certainly ask mitsubishi if the is any outstanding work needing done.

once again thanks guys
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